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Global Optimum

Sep 18, 2018

This episode features:

-How to get outside of your head

-Why optimal performance sometimes requires “not trying”

-What are the psychological traps that can make us dull and uncreative

-A framework for overcoming bias

-Examples of how to correct for the planning fallacy and confirmation bias

-The phenomenology of creativity

-How do artists reconnect with their creativity when they hit a roadblock

-What cognitive process leads to great artwork and scientific discovery


Full transcript



Apply Psychology:

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. London: Penguin Books.

Nelson, B., & Rawlings, D. (2007). Its own reward: A phenomenological study of artistic creativity. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 38(2), 217-255.

Ross, M., & Sicoly, F. (1979). Egocentric biases in availability and attribution. Journal of personality and social psychology, 37(3), 322.

Thomson, K. S., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (2016). Investigating an alternate form of the cognitive reflection test. Judgment and Decision Making, 11(1), 99.

Thinking Fast and Slow Wikipedia

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Miller, G. (2009). Spent: Sex, evolution, and consumer behavior. Penguin.